Miss Frances Blunt Raine
b. 11 May 1935 - Louisville, KY
d. 30 Dec 2004 - Richmond, VA
Newport News High School, Class of 1953
Longwood College, B. A.
University of Virginia, M. A.
General Science, Biology
Mr. P. W. Allen Raine; Sister of
Raine Anderson (Best Student in the Class of '56), and Edith Raine Fenick
1953 Anchor, p. 45
1958 Anchor, p. 13
Frances Blunt Raine
RICHMOND - Frances Blunt
Raine died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at her home. Born in
Louisville, Ky., on May 11, 1935, she was
the daughter of Peter Woodward Allen Raine and Edith
Virginia Moore Raine. She moved with her family to Newport News
in 1940. She graduated from Newport News High School in 1953 and graduated
from Longwood College in the class of 1957.
She received her master's in secondary education from the University of
Virginia in 1971. Her teaching career began
in Newport News. She then spent four years at NASA before returning to
teaching in Henrico County at Tuckahoe Middle School
and finally Douglas S. Freeman High School. In all, her teaching spanned 35
years. She was a member of Third Presbyterian
Church, Nathaniel Bacon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
and the Huguenot Society of the Founders
of Manakin. She was a 50-year member of Zeta Tau Alpha National Women's
Fraternity, Ginter Park Woman's Club, Tuckahoe
Woman's Club, The Book Club and a bridge/support group. Survivors include her
sister and brother-in-law, Wirtley and Douglas
Anderson of Miami, Fla.; and her sister, Edith Raine Fenick of Richmond. Also
surviving are nephews, John Douglas Anderson
and his wife, Christy, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Michael Allen Scott Anderson
of Miami, Fla.; nieces, Wendy Hoffhines and her
husband, Rob, of Chicago, Michele Raine Fenick, Melissa Irving and Melinda
Fenick, all of Richmond; great-nieces, Megan and
Beth Hoffhines of Chicago; and great-nephews, Nicholas Eitner Anderson and
John Raine Anderson. The family received friends
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Bennett Funeral Home, 3215
Cutshaw Ave. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Third Presbyterian Church, 600 Forest Ave. Interment
private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent
to Douglas Freeman High School's Scholarship Fund.
Published in the Daily
Press on 1/2/2005.
distressed to learn of the death of Frances Raine ('53). She was my homeroom
teacher at NNHS
for three years. She left in our Senior year (1962) to go to work for NASA.
Our homeroom was split up
among 3 or 4 other teachers. That was tough. She was truly a kind and gentle
woman. She took a real
interest in each of us. In fact, she kept one of my dearest friends from
dropping out of school due to some
personal tragedies. I have thought about her often over the years.
I wish I could have told her how much she meant to me.
- Pam Wright
Owen ('62) of VA - 01/05/05
Biology clip art courtesy of
http://www.fg-a.com/clipart_science.shtml - 12/04/03
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